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PGJDC launches First E-Commerce Portal for Gems & Jewellery Industry of Pakistan!

KARACHI, 29th November 2012: The launching ceremony of First E-Commerce web portal for the Gems & Jewellery sector of Pakistan was held, here on Thursday 29th of November 2012 at PGJDC Head Office in Regent Plaza Hotel and Convention Centre, Karachi. Development of this E-Commerce portal is in continuation to the various effective marketing/branding initiatives which the Company has taken to facilitate the Gems & Jewellery Industry of Pakistan. The sector participants praised the efforts of PGJDC in uplifting the thriving Gems & Jewellery Industry of Pakistan. They emphasized that such like efforts should be continued in the future too, so that the unique potential of Gems & Jewellery Industry of Pakistan could be highlighted in front of the international community to every extent possible. The Chairperson PGJDC Ms. Semeen Siddiqui, CEO PGJDC Mr. Bakhtiar Khan, Director PGJDC Mr. Abdul Razzak Mansa, Mr. Matiullah M. Sheikh, Mr. Haroon Chand, along with major stakeholders of Gems & Jewellery sector of Pakistan attended the ceremony.

India International Jewellery Show, Mumbai, India (23 - 27 August 2012)!

Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) facilitated a 60 member delegation from Gems & Jewellery industry of Pakistan to attend IIJS 2012 (India International Jewellery Show), Mumbai, India from 23rd to 27th August 2012. The Pakistan Delegation was led by Ex-Senator Semeen Siddiqui, Chairperson PGJDC. Mr. Bakhtiar Khan, CEO PGJDC, Mr. Abdul Jabbar, Member Board of Directors and Chairman All Pakistan Gem Merchants & Jewellers Association (APGMJA) were also the part of the Delegation representing PGJDC. The Delegation comprises of leading Gems & Jewellery entrepreneurs/traders from Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Swat.

First Pakistan International Gems & Jewellery Exhibition (7 - 10 June 2012)!

Karachi June 9, 2012: For the first time in the history of the Country, Pakistan Gems & Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) has most successfully organized a grand event of international standard, "Pakistan international Gems & Jewellery Exhibition (PIGJE) 2012". It was a four day extravaganza from June 7 - 10 2012, showcasing the best of Pakistan's Gems & Jewellery products, both traditional and contemporary class. The Event highlighted Pakistani Gems and Jewellery products in the most versatile manner where the international buyers were introduced to the rich Pakistani market.. The Honorable Prime Minister - Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani inaugurated the event on 7th June 2012 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi. A total of 55 foreign buyers and delegates from India, U.A.E, U.K, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Germany and France graced the event with their presence.

DAWN Education Expo (Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad)!

Pakistan Gems & Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) participated in the 9th Dawn Education Expo 2012 in the month of February 2012. The Expo was held in Islamabad (5 - 6 Feb 2012), Lahore (8 - 9 Feb 2012), and Karachi (11 - 12 Feb 2012), bringing universities and colleges under one roof from Pakistan and from across the globe. The objective of participation was to promote Gems & Jewellery Training and Manufacturing Centers (GJTMCs) to the youth. It was an excellent platform to interact with thousands of students seeking careers for various fields.

GJX Gem Show in Tucson 2012, USA (31st January - 5th February 2012)!

Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) organized a glittering Pakistan Pavilion at GJX Gem Show in Tuson, USA (31 Jan-5 Feb, 2012). PGJDC had set up Pakistan Pavilion in Tucson, USA with the occupation of four booths at the Premiere Pavilion section in the GJX Show. Ten exhibitors from Pakistan participated in the Show and displayed a variety of gemstones, mineral specimens and stone studded jewellery. The Pakistan Pavilion was well felt by the visitors at the Show as PGJDC had marketed it well to attract the leg traffic at the pavilion. Pakistan Pavilion's Ad appeared in the GJX Directory and also a poster appeared at the entrance of the show. A variety of cut and rough gemstones, mineral specimens, Jewellery and beads including ruby, emerald, peridot, aquamarine, tourmaline, topaz, garnett, quartz were on display at the Pakistan Pavilion.

Target and Outdoor Shooting Sports - TOSS Show (16 - 18 December 2011)!

Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) had set up a Pakistan Pavilion at the Target & Outdoor Shooting Sports (TOSS) Show which has been organized by Pakistan Hunting & Sporting Arms Development Company (PHSADC) from 16th to 18th December 2011 at the Pak - China Friendship Centre, Islamabad. The show was inaugurated by Deputy Speaker National Assembly Mr. Faisal Kareem Kundi. Various dignitaries including Federal Interior Minister, Dr. Rahman Malik; Secretary Ministry of Production, Mr. Javed Iqbal Awan and CEO PIDC, Mr. Gul Muhammad Rind attended the event. PGJDC exhibited precious and semi - precious gemstones and mineral specimens in the Show. PGJDC's mega projects, the Gems & Jewellery Training & Manufacturing Centre and the Gem Exchange were also promoted in the stall. Chairperson PGJDC, Senator Mrs. Semeen Siddiqui visited the TOSS Show and also visited PGJDC's stall at the show.

9th Gem Bazaar in Quetta (15th and 16th October 2011)!

Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) organized yet another glittering Gem Bazaar in Quetta on 15th and 16th October 2011 at its Gem Exchange in Quetta. The Company has organized seven successful Gem Bazaars before this one in Quetta. This one was the 9th Gem Bazaar. The Gem Bazaar was inaugurated by Ms. Fahmida Jamali, President Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Baluchistan. There were more than 30 exhibitors who participated in the Gem Bazaar. Around 1500 - 2000 people visited the event during the two days of the show. The exhibitors developed a phenomenal business in the Gem Bazaar and created long term business links with the buyers and also explored potential for exports.

14th Gem Bazaar in Peshawar (20th and 21st July 2011)!

Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) organized two days Gem Bazaar in Peshawar on 20th and 21st July 2011 at its Gem Exchange in Peshawar. This was the 14th Gem Bazaar in Peshawar! Inauguration ceremony was held on July 20, 2011. Mr. Zahir Shah, Director Trade Development Authority of Pakistan-Peshawar was the Chief Guest. Mr. Shah appreciated PGJDC’s efforts and called it a useful step in the right direction. Sixty three exhibitors participated in the Gem Bazaar and displayed their products. 40 stalls were available for the gemstones/specimen display. Exhibitors from the other parts of the country also participated in the Bazaar. They were from Mardan, Swat, and Karachi. Around 1500-2000 people visited the event during two days of the show. The leg traffic was enormous with keen interest in the variety of the display.

8th Gem Bazaar in Quetta (4th and 5th June 2011)!

Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) organized yet another glittering Gem Bazaar in Quetta on 4th and 5th June 2011 at its Gem Exchange in Quetta. The Company has organized seven successful Gem Bazaars before this one in Quetta. This one was the 8th Gem Bazaar. The Gem Bazaar was inaugurated by Mr. Tahir Mahmood Khan, Honorable Minister for Colleges, Higher and Technical Education, Baluchistan. There were more than 40 exhibitors who participated in the Gem Bazaar. Around 1500 - 2000 people visited the event during the two days of the show. The leg traffic was enormous especially females and families who were keenly interested in the variety of the display. The exhibitors developed a phenomenal business in the Gem Bazaar and created long term business links with the buyers and also explored potential for exports.

133th Gem Bazaar in Peshawar (25th and 26th May 2011)!

Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) organized yet another glittering Gem Bazaar in Peshawar on 25th and 26th May 2011 at its Gem Exchange in Peshawar. This was the 13th Gem Bazaar in Peshawar. There were more than 70 exhibitors who participated in the Gem Bazaar who came from Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Swat, Gilgit Baltistan and other regions. The exhibitors also included the shop holders of Gem Exchange Peshawar. Around 2000 people visited the event during the two days of the show. The exhibitors developed a phenomenal business in the Gem Bazaar and created long term business links with the buyers and also explored potential for exports.

Award Distribution Ceremony for UNIDO training!

UNIDO Training of the Trainers project commenced at GJTMC, Karachi - a project wing of PGJDC, during December 2011, involving impartation of basic skills in jewellery manufacturing and designing to 12 inductees in Manual Jewellery Designing, Patwa and Soumak courses. By virtue of their non-capital intensive nature, the said courses were ideal for female entrepreneurial endeavors in Gems and Jewellery sector. The said three month long project drew to a close on April 19, 2011, marked by a modes in house exhibition of artifacts developed by the UNIDO T.o.T participants, at GJTMC, Karachi, for two consecutive days, followed by a brief certificate distribution event. Ms. Shaheena Waheed, National Program Coordinator, UNIDO along with her associate, visited GJTMC, Karachi during the event.

PGJDC holds 7th Gem Bazaar in Quetta (5th and 6th March 2011)!

Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) organized yet another glittering Gem Bazaar in Quetta on 5th and 6th March 2011 at its Gem Exchange in Quetta. This was the 7th Gem Bazaar which was inaugurated by Ms. Fahmida Kousar Jamali (President Women Chamber Baluchistan). There were more than 40 exhibitors who participated in the Gem Bazaar. Five exhibitors participated from Peshawar. Around 2000 people visited the event during the two days of the show. The exhibitors developed a phenomenal business in the Gem Bazaar and created long term business links with the buyers and also explored potential for exports. Gem Bazaars in Quetta provide an excellent platform to the buyers and sellers of Baluchistan and from other parts of the country to gather under a single roof and engage in trade.

PGJDC holds 12th Gem Bazaar in Peshawar (2nd and 3rd February 2011)!

Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) organized yet another glittering Gem Bazaar in Peshawar recently. The two-day exhibition commenced on 2nd February, 2011 and was inaugurated by Mr. Atif Rasheed, Chairman All Pakistan Commercial Exporters Association (APCEA). Speaking on the occasion he lauded the efforts of the PGJDC and praised the exhibitors of Gem Bazaar for putting up a great show. He said that Gem Bazaars such as this one are playing a vital supportive role in promotion of gems and jewellery industry. This industry has great future and it can bring large foreign currency in Pakistan, he said, but due to the present unprecedented wave of terrorism in the country, especially in Peshawar, the gem export business is very adversely affected. Government of Pakistan is willing to take steps to increase exports of gemstones in billions of dollars.

First Gem Bazaar of Islamabad inaugurated (6th and 7th January 2011)!